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Pearson's Falls and Glen

2748 Pearson Falls Rd, Saluda, North Carolina 28773 USA

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“don't go chasin' waterfalls”

Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, hosting over 20,000 visitors each year.  We are located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy.  176, between the towns of Tryon and Saluda.   This unique botanical preserve is comprised of 268 acres of rich cove forest, granite, spring-fed streams, and a moderate 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall.  We boast having over 200 species of rare wildflowers and plants.  Mosses, lichens, shrubs, and a variety of trees reside in this Glen, which is classified as a deciduous climax forest.  Pearson’s Falls is a perfect stop when visiting the area.  We have picnic facilities and can accommodate all types of groups and cyclists.

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Reviewed by
jenniferdykstrademing

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great 1-1.5hr stop along our way from Savannah GA to Gatlinburg TN. Waterfall was larger than I anticipated and my kids (5, 6, 8) loved it! Clean bathrooms!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jenblalock

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 18, 2017

Dogs not allowed

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SaraSaldivar

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 25, 2016
Rated 4.0

Beautiful little spot to stop for some pictures and have a picnic. I thought it was odd there was a charge to get in but I guess for the upkeep it makes sense. The man at the gate was very pleasant and helpful. Nice for a 2 hour ordeal.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
madeofglass78

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0

We made a 3 day trip out of driving from Central Florida to North Carolina for a wedding and looked a few quick pit stops on the way back. This fit the bill. For $5 a person, safe parking, a glorified portapotty, and a quarter mile walk, you have a beautiful stop. There are great places to sit and have a picnic. No pets except service animals are allowed.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
flynnmace

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 19, 2020

We just drove there and it was closed. A sign on the locked gate said Trail Damage Do Not Enter. No telling when it will reopen. Unfortunately no signage until we drove all the way there. July 19, 2020.

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Reviewed by
juliedivine

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 24, 2020
Rated 5.0

Absolutely beautiful and so worth the hike. It does have a cost of $5 per person over 6 years of age. I had no problem with the cost because you do get to experience nature and history all in one!

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Reviewed by
ashmb36

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 02, 2019
Rated 5.0

It was a convenient location, beautiful drive and scenery. $5 Entry

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Reviewed by
Heather

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 10, 2017
Rated 4.0

We were nearby for a wedding and this was a great side trip. The bride and groom took their wedding photos here too-- lovely falls.

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Reviewed by
kmerin

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 04, 2017
Rated 1.0

Closed in January :(((

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Reviewed by
nicantschaw

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

This was amazing and well worth a stop if you love beautiful nature. Bug spray is not a bad idea.

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Pearson's Falls and Glen

2748 Pearson Falls Rd
Saluda, North Carolina
28773 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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